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Biomedical Research

Sam Stein

An Award-Winning Cancer Researcher Says U.S. Science Has Never Been More Imperiled

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, 150 or so people gathered in an otherwise empty National Press Club in downtown D.C. Hours earlier, in...

Sam Stein

Dick Durbin Says He Won't Vote For Government Funding Bill Without Sequester Fix

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The No. 2 Democrat in the Senate says he won't support a government funding bill this fall if it does not include relief from spending c...

Have Research Ethics Committees Got It Wrong? A New Study Looks at What Participants in Medical Research Actually Want

Tim Spector | Posted 03.24.2015 | Science
Tim Spector

Traditionally, the "gold standard" of informed consent for participation in medical research entails that participants need to consent to every new research study, which means that they need to be contacted and re-consented each time.

Sam Stein

House GOP Votes Down NIH Funding Measure One Day After Members Praised NIH Funding

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 03.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One day after conservative Republicans thrilled an audience of science research advocates by pledging their support for more federal inv...

Sam Stein

The Incredible Moment When Tea Party Republicans Stunned A Room Full Of Scientific Research Activists

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two minutes into a speech Tuesday morning, Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.) turned to the subject of his hair. He had shaved his head recently...

Breathtaking Science Images Spotlight The Beautiful Inner Workings Of Our World

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 03.11.2015 | Science

Beauty can be found in some pretty surprising places, from a cat's tongue and a fruit fly's brain to the uterus of a pregnant mare. All you have to do...

Sam Stein

Jeb Bush Throws His Support Behind More Federally Funded Science Research

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In what will surely be music to the scientific community’s ears, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Saturday night pledged his support fo...

Sam Stein

Congrats Young Scientists, You Face The Worst Research Funding In 50 Years

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Young scientists entering biomedical research find themselves in the worst financial environment in a half a century, the head of the Na...

Modern Medicine, Mired at the Line of Scrimmage

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.01.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

What if football were more like modern medicine? Perhaps the only way to advance down the field would be to renounce all progress to date and start again each time at the 20-yard line. You never get to build on your prior gains. That seems a dubious game to me.

Sustaining Progress in Cancer Research: Precision Medicine and More

Judith A. Salerno | Posted 03.28.2015 | Impact
Judith A. Salerno

One very encouraging proposal in President Obama's recent State of the Union is the commitment to greater federal investment in biomedical research, including precision medicine and genomics research.

XX or XY: Medical Journals Must Report Sex Differences

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 02.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Society for Women's Health Research

The Society for Women's Health Research welcomes the recent policy changes by the National Institutes of Health) to establish guidelines requiring the inclusion of both female and male cells and animals in pre-clinical studies that are looking at diseases that affect both women and men.

Research and Innovation: The U.S. Risks Getting Left Behind

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 12.14.2014 | College
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

"Just as energy is the basis of life itself, and ideas the source of innovation, so is innovation the vital spark of all human change, improvement and...

Scientists Create 'See-Through' Mice

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 09.30.2014 | Science

NEW YORK (AP) — Researchers have found a way to make see-through mice, but you won't find these critters scampering in your kitchen. The transparen...

Academia, Applied Research and Your Tax Dollars

Dr. Paul Marantz | Posted 08.31.2014 | Politics
Dr. Paul Marantz

There is no question that without public financing, scientific inquiry in the U.S. would not be so robust as it is, and we need continued and growing research funding to secure a bright future.

Consumer Beware in Biomedical Research and Women's Health

Paula A. Johnson, MD, MPH | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact
Paula A. Johnson, MD, MPH

Lost amidst the flurry of changes is a pervasive health care policy issue that significantly affects all of our health outcomes as well as our health care dollar: gender inequity in medical research.

Is Execution by Lethal Injection Medical Research?

Ruth Macklin | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Ruth Macklin

Given the stakes, it's time to lift the veil of secrecy. We need transparency, not a drawn curtain.

Finding a Path to 21st Century Cures

Rep. Fred Upton | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics
Rep. Fred Upton

There should be no gap between 21st century science and the Washington regulatory process. No opportunities to foster the cycle of discovery, development, and delivery should go unexplored.

WATCH: Are Men Messing Up Biomedical Research?

| David Grimm | Posted 04.30.2014 | Science

Jeffrey Mogil’s students suspected there was something fishy going on with their experiments. They were injecting an irritant into the feet of mice ...

Why Today's Biomedical Revolution is The 'Sputnik Moment 2.0'

Jay S. Walker | Posted 04.25.2014 | Science
Jay S. Walker

This time, the future isn't above us -- it's inside us.

Animal Rights Activists Shift Tactics

| David Grimm | Posted 03.16.2014 | Science

Animal rights activists have dramatically shifted their tactics over the last decade, targeting individual researchers and the businesses that support...

US Biomedical Research: We Must Reverse a Decade of Neglect

Claire Pomeroy | Posted 04.12.2014 | Impact
Claire Pomeroy

As an HIV physician, I began my career early in the AIDS epidemic. I held my patients' hands as they cried when receiving their diagnosis. And when protease inhibitors were licensed and "triple therapy" became the norm, I could help patients plan how they would live, rather than how they would die.

Investing in Medical Research for the Future of Our Health and Economy Should Be a No-Brainer

Jeffrey A. Lieberman, M.D. | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Jeffrey A. Lieberman, M.D.

We've made irresponsible, irrational budgetary choices when it comes to biomedical research. As a consequence, we're inflicting damage on our biomedical research enterprise that will take years if not decades to repair.

Stiffening the Standards of Scientific Research

Victor Stenger | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Victor Stenger

While I agree that changes are called for in certain standards and practices, it is wrong to conclude that there are any fundamental flaws in the basic methods of science. When science is done properly, it still remains the most powerful force for human advancement the world has ever seen.

Cutting Biomedical Research $$ Shortens Americans' Lifespans

Paul E. Klotman, M.D. | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics
Paul E. Klotman, M.D.

Access to health care and advances in health care are two sides of the same coin, and we must not shortchange one side while funding the other side.

Medical Research: Don't Let This Pillar of National Pride Crumble

Claire Pomeroy | Posted 10.14.2013 | Impact
Claire Pomeroy

Americans believe medical research is important for reducing healthcare costs and feel the current spending on biomedical research is insufficient. The message is clear, yet America's voices are not being heard in the budget deficit reduction debate.